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Apollo Campers RV Hire in the USA
Valid January 2010 - March 2011

Long Term Discounts
14+ days - 3% Discount on the daily rates
21+ days - 5% Discount on the daily rates
35+ days - 10% Discount on the daily rates
(not applicable on the inclusive pack)

USA Depot Locations:
Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco

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Daily Flex Rates are in USD Dollars
Valid from 01 January 2010 to 31 March 2011

Flex Rates allows us to offer flexible pricing, which gives you the opportunity to secure the best possible rental rate. The Flex Rates are based on a very simple system of supply and demand. So when there are a large number of vehicles available for hire from a particular branch then the rental rate is lower. This way you can benefit from the lower rates offered. Generally, this means that the earlier you book the cheaper the rate! There will also be great Standby Rates!
However, once booked, should you need to amend the dates, the prevailing rates will apply. We get advised of new flex rates each week. Therefore each quote only valid until the end of each week.

Available Motorhomes

Terms and Conditions
Prices are in USD

Rates are calculated per calendar day.

Standard Rate Includes:

  • Vehicle Rental
  • Standard Insurance with an excess of USD $1,000
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Apollo Welcome Pack
  • Maps and Campground Guides
  • All vehicles include: Slideout, Awning, Rear Vision Camera, LCD TV / DVD, Generator.

Administration Fees / Taxes:
A charge of 10% of the total cost will be levied to cover administration fees, government fees, duties and other associated costs. Administration fees can be either prepaid or paid at the rental counter on collection of the vehicle.

500 Mileage Pack: USD $156 per pack (Mileage packs must be prepaid before departure), Additional Miles: USD $0.35c per mile (paid on return of the vehicle)

Vehicle Preparation Fee:
A fee of USD $100 applies on collection of the vehicle to cover the vehicle preparation and equipment. This includes all pre-cleaning and mechanical servicing, 1 tank of propane gas, toilet chemicals and vehicle kit (pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, broom, dust bin, flashlight).

Vehicle Consultation:
On pick up of the vehicle our staff will provide a complimentary vehicle consultation. This includes an explanation of all the interior and exterior features of the vehicle as well as driving tips.

Maps and Campground Guides:
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary road maps and campground guides.

Apollo Welcome Pack:
Each vehicle is supplied with a complimentary Apollo Pack for the first night. The pack contains matches, mini shampoo and conditioner, dishwashing liquid, sponge, soap, salt and pepper, coffee, tea and sugar sachets.

Additional Extras:

  • LRO Insurance cover (Liability Reduction Option - NIL excess): USD 15 per day (Maximum - USD $375)
  • Vehicle Preparation Fee: USD $100 (vehicle chemicals and kitchen equipment)
  • Personal Kits: USD $50 per person (sleeping bag, pillow, bath towel and tea towel)
  • Camping Chairs: USD $10 per chair.
  • Camp Table: USD $20 per rental.
  • GPS: USD $90 per rental
  • Generator use: USD $3 per hour (as determined by an installed running time meter - charged at the end of your rental)
  • Baby Seats: USD $40 per seat
  • Booster Seats: USD $40 per seat
  • First Aid Kits: A First Aid kit is supplied in every vehicle. If the seal is broken or the kit is not returned the kit becomes the property of the renter and a USD $50 fee is charged when the vehicle is returned.

Inclusive Pack: instead of above items
USD $75 per day (max charge 40 days), includes:

  • LRO Insurance cover (Liability Reduction Option - NIL excess)
  • Unlimited Miles
  • One Way Rental Fee
  • Taxes and Admin Fees
  • Personal Kits
  • Vehicle Preparation fee
  • Apollo Welcome Pack
  • Vehicle Consultation
  • 24 Hour Roadside Assistance
  • Extra Driver Fees
  • Camp Table and Chairs
  • Maps & Camp Ground Guides
  • Child Seat (on request)

Please note: Inclusive rate does not cover GPS Rental, Generator charges or the Burning Man Festival surcharge.


Public Liability Insurance:
The public liability insurance is included in the daily rental rate. Apollo is insured for damages to third parties and/or their property up to a limit of USD $1 million. The public liability insurance that covers the registered drivers is only up to the statutory limit as stipulated by law of the State you are in at the time. This insurance amount is normally very low.

Top Service Inclusion:
Apollo has included an additional SLI third party insurance policy in the rental rates which increases the driver’s public liability insurance level to USD $1 million – well above the statutory limits.

The maximum SLI insurance covers claims made by third parties against the rental company or the renter of the motorhome (for damage to third parties or their property). Passengers in the rented motorhome are not counted as third parties and the driver is therefore not insured for claims brought by them against him/herself.

Property Damage:
The renter is responsible up to the amount of USD $1,000 for the cost of damage to the rented Vehicle. The renter is also responsible for the cost of demurrage for the period the Vehicle is unavailable due to repairs. The Liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental. The Liability is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident is reported to Apollo, not at the completion of the rental Period.

Liability Reduction Option:
A USD $0 (zero) Liability applies. This Option can be purchased by paying to Apollo USD $15 per day. The maximum amount payable for this Option per rental is USD $375 – i.e. 25 days rental.

LRO protects against:

  • Accidental damages
  • Windscreen and other glass damage
  • Protection against theft and vandalism
  • Protection against uninsured motorists

A Bond of USD $1,000 will be collected at the time of entering into the Rental Contract. The USD $1,000 will be debited to the credit card account immediately. An administration fee of USD $20 applies.

For security purposes, only a credit card can be used to provide a Bond. The credit card holder must be present and able to sign for the Bond upon vehicle collection. The credit card holder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle.

The Bond is fully refundable when the vehicle is returned to the correct location on time, is full of fuel and all other terms of the Rental Contract have been complied with. If there is damage to the Apollo Motorhome vehicle on its return, the Bond will be used to cover the cost of such damage up to the amount of the relevant Liability. However, if the terms of the Rental Contract are breached and the Bond is insufficient to cover the damage then any extra cost will be charged.

Full Responsibility:
At all times the renter is responsible for:

  • Damage caused where the terms of Rental Contract have been breached.
  • Damage caused by negligence.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle in any way by part or total water submersion or salt water.
  • Damage caused due to a single vehicle roll over.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle by the renter’s wilful conduct.
  • Damage caused to the Vehicle when using the Vehicle in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
  • Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
  • Damage caused due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
  • Damage to the awning, overhead or underbody of the Vehicle.

One Way Rentals:
One Way Rentals are available between all depots. A one way fee of USD $200 applies. Minimum 7 days for one way rentals.

Minimum Rental Period:

  • 01 April 2010 to 30 June 2010, and 01 October 2010 to 31 March 2011: 5 Days*
  • July 2010 to 30 September 2010: 7 Days
  • Minimum rental periods are subject to change during other peak periods
  • Minimum period for one way rentals is 7 days.

Vehicles must be collected and returned to our branches (no airport returns). Transfers to and from the Apollo depot are not included in the rental price. It is the renter’s responsibility to get to and from the branch.

Burning Man Festival:
An additional surcharge of USD $500 applies for travel to the Burning Man Festival.

Drivers Licence:
A valid, non-provisional, state or overseas driver's licence is required. If the driver's licence is not in the English language (e.g. German, French, Chinese, etc) then an international driver's licence is also required. The driver’s licence must have been held for at least two years and be valid for the whole length of the rental. The original driver's licence must be shown at time of pick-up when the driver is present.

Minimum and Maximum Age:
The minimum age to drive the vehicle is 21 years and the maximum age is 75 years.

Multiple Rentals:
Consecutive rentals can be combined to qualify for a long-term discount rate. Rentals in the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand can be combined to obtain a long-term discount rate, providing travel is within a 3 month period. If drop off of a vehicle and pick up of a new vehicle occurs on the same day then a day each will be charged per respective vehicle. Multiple rentals are treated as separate rentals under the one way fee and minimum rental period conditions.

Change of Drop Destination:
If the renter wishes to change the drop off destination after the rental has commenced, they first must obtain authorisation from the Apollo Head Office. Subject to the change being approved, a minimum additional charge of USD $500 will apply.

Although we run late model vehicles, it may happen that small repairs are required. Repairs up to USD $100 may be affected without authorisation and will be reimbursed unless the damage is caused by the renter. For amounts over USD $100, Apollo will need to be informed in advance. All vehicles are covered for 24hr emergency roadside assistance.

Traffic Infringements:
We reserve the right to charge the renter for any speeding or parking fines, traffic infringements or road toll fines. An additional administration fee of $75 per fine will apply to cover the costs of processing.

Limit of Liability:
In the event of no alternative vehicle being available to the renter our liability is limited to a refund of the hire charge or in the case of mechanical failure (unless caused by the renter) the remainder of the hire period.

No animals are permitted in our vehicles, excluding guide dogs.

Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles.

Pick Up and Return Time:
Vehicles can be collected and returned Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm, and Saturday between 9am and 11am.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 12pm
  • Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Statutory Holidays:

01 January 2010
New Years Day
04 April 2010
Easter Sunday
31 May 2010
Memorial Day
04 July 2010
Independence Day
06 September 2010
Labour Day
25 November 2010
Thanksgiving Day
25 December 2010
Christmas Day
01 January 2011
New Years Day

Travel Restrictions:
Apollo reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions.

Death Valley and Desert areas: Vehicles are not allowed to operate in Death Valley and other desert areas during the months of May to September. At other times clients visit these areas at their own risk and are thus responsible for all recovery and other charges. During certain periods these areas are not habitable and could pose a danger to the driver and passengers.

Travel to Mexico, Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories & Newfoundland is strictly prohibited.

Manhattan: Due to restrictions on vehicle heights, propane gas and parking, vehicles with propane are not permitted in Manhattan and are not permitted to travel through any underground or underwater tunnels.

Cancellation Fees:
Once we make a reservation on your behalf cancellation fees apply. We therefore suggest that you take out Travel Insurance at this time.

14 days prior to pick up plus 20% of rental charges
13 - 0 days prior to pick up 100% Rental charges
Amendment fees for each amendment / once final documents issued

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